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- I am under DDoS. What can I do? 3 answers
We are currently under attack on one of our servers at a datacenter in Chicago.
- 1 gbps (peak) 600mbps average
- UDP flood port 80 (incoming)
- Consumed 20 TB bandwidth in 2.5 days
We have 50TB of bandwidth per month on this server and paying for the bandwidth is not an option (pricey).
Our host offers a protection plan for 1gbps attacks for $800/mo and $750 setup.
This is a lot of money but seems like the only option at this point to keep the website alive. The attack may only last a few more days.
Is there another host that has DDOS prevention built in or is there a more cost effective way of handling this? In a jam right now. Do we really have to pay for our servers plus $800 per month from now on just to prevent future bandwidth eating DDOS?
I am a small business that can barely afford this service (and still be profitable) but I can't imagine how scared I would be if this service could not be afforded.